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Ascension: John Coltrane and His Quest

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Publisher Comments:

It is the summer of 1976 and Salvo Ursari, a man of retirement age, is walking on a taut wire strung between the Twin Towers of New York's World Trade Center, almost fourteen hundred feet above the city. Far below him in the gaping crowd stands his wife, Anna, to whom he has made a solemn promise: This wire walk will end his career. In this daring moment, Steven Galloway opens his riveting novel about Salvo Ursari, whose life begins in 1919 amid a Transylvanian boyhood inhabited by gypsy folklore and inspired by the bravery of his persecuted people. Salvo's story moves irresistibly from a tragic fire that envelops his family, to street life in Budapest, where he learns the skills of a wire walker, to the carnivals of Europe and the competitive world of the American circus. Most fulfilled when living with paradox, Salvo feels safest while performing startling feats of balance on a wire high above the dangerous world; and most endangered if performing above a net. With compassion, warmth, and blazing originality, Ascension combines jaw-dropping storytelling, and fantastical symbolism with mesmerizing detail of Romany and circus culture, and an unforgettable walk with the amazing Salvo Ursari.

Synopsis:

Tenor saxophone player Coltrane was a pioneer of free-form jazz, a forerunner of today's world music, and one of the first artists to reflect society's tribulations through his art form--a true original. Nisenson explores the shadow Coltrane cast in this must-read for music fans. Selected discography.

About the Author

Eric Nisenson is the author of several jazz books, including The Making of Kind of Blue. He lives in Malden, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306806445
Author:
Nisenson, Eric
Publisher:
Westview Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Jazz
Subject:
Jazz musicians
Subject:
Composers & Musicians
Subject:
Musical Instruments - Woodwinds
Subject:
Coltrane, john, 1926-1967
Subject:
Jazz musicians -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
Saxophonists.
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Jazz
Subject:
Blues
Subject:
Coltrane, John
Subject:
Jazz musicians -- United States.
Subject:
Music - Jazz
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
237
Publication Date:
19950931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
298
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.38 in 12 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Tenor saxophone player Coltrane was a pioneer of free-form jazz, a forerunner of today's world music, and one of the first artists to reflect society's tribulations through his art form--a true original. Nisenson explores the shadow Coltrane cast in this must-read for music fans. Selected discography.
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